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  • SQL Saturday Nashville: I'm Speaking

    Going home y'all. On January 13th, I will be speaking at the Nashville SQL Saturday. I moved from Nashville less than 1 year ago, and I always look forward to making a trip up (and not just for hot chicken at Big Shakes, though it does figure into it.) Tamera Clark and team always do a great job, and the list of speakers that I get to hear ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on January 3, 2018
  • PASS Summit 2017 Followup

    Ah, back home in my comfy work chair, feet up surrounded by the warm glow of computer monitors with the football game on (and at the right time, not 3 hours too early!) It was quite a week, and I learned more stuff this year than normal, and have a few nuggets I really should have known before, that I know now. I will say that there was an ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on November 5, 2017
  • Row Level Security and Indexed Views

    I was giving my Row Level Security session last weekend for the Richmond User Group (@RichmondSQL and a question came up (ok, so I technically asked the question). How does the feature work with indexed views? Generally speaking, the answer turned out to be obvious. You can apply a RLS Security Policy to a view that has ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on August 13, 2017
  • Scenic City Summit is this Friday

    Scenic City Summit is a one day conference in Chattanooga, the Scenic City Summit is a new experience for me, although in a familiar, Devlink-esqe setting of the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, TN. I am looking forward to attending, and seeing a couple of fellow Microsoft MVP's do keynotes: Cory House and David Neal. I have never ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on July 24, 2017
  • Getting Excited about my Practical Performance Monitoring Pre-Con

      I was working on the demo’s for my Practical Performance Monitoring Pre-Con at this years IT / Dev Connections in San Francisco and I have to admit I got a little giddy.  The session is geared towards helping a DBA get started in monitoring their SQL Server Instances, especially when they don’t have the ability to buy a 3rd party ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on July 2, 2017
  • SQL Saturday Chattanooga is THIS WEEK!

    My goodness how time does fly. It seems like just a few months ago I was going to my hometown SQL Saturday in Nashville, and now here I go again to my NEW hometown SQL Saturday in Chattanooga, TN. Much like the Nashville event, I didn't really do anything in terms of organization of the event, but I will be speaking at the event this year (last ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on June 21, 2017
  • Speaking at the Nashville SQL Server User's Group on April 28th.

    And they say you can't go home again.. On the 28th of April I will be returning back to my old home of Nashville to speak at the Nashville SQL Server User's Group. (And where I moved to was very near the home I lived in when I was in high school.) The session I will be doing is a one off session of demos of some of the new T-SQL features that ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on April 18, 2017
  • SQL Saturday Birmingham #593 is this weekend!

    It has been a while since I was last in Birmingham (Alabama) for a SQL Saturday. They didn't have one last year, and the event they did have was on the same weekend as Music City Code, so I wasn't able to attend. This year, I can't make it to SQL Saturday in Richmond due to this event, so I am fairly sure things have balanced themselves out. I ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on March 14, 2017
  • Music City Code, a great conference that you may have never heard of yet

    For quite a few years, Nashville, and then Chattanooga had a conference called Devlink. It was low on cost, and high on education, and run by the awesome John Kellar (@johnkellar), who wrote the forward of my 2012 book. It was an amazing conference and was the place where I learned (well, in many cases learned about) a lot of stuff that existed in ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on February 26, 2017
  • My last SQL Event as a Nashvillian… SQL Saturday Nashville #581

    Of course, technically, I live in Thompsons Station, about 20 miles south of Nashville, and technically this event will be held in Murfreesboro, also 20 miles south of Nashville, and 30 miles south of Thompsons Statiion. But this is splitting hairs. I am leaving the Nashville area for the Chattanooga area (again, 20 miles away in Cleveland, TN) at ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on January 5, 2017
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